Share Nominations for Yorkville's Best Workout Spot

Nominate a local establishment for Readers Choice 2012.

Patch is relaunching our Readers' Choice program, and we want to hear from you, your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to find out what's the best in the area.

All you need to do to nominate a business is to add it in the comments below. If you already see the business you want to nominate, make sure to add your comment about why it should be included, because we may not be able to add all businesses and we want to make sure the best-loved spots are part of the poll.

We’ll keep accepting nominations through July 9. After that, nominations will be closed and we’ll start the voting, so make sure to get in your favorites now.

Thanks in advance for your participation.

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Dawn Hunt July 02, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Empower Martial Arts is more than just fitness classes. I have watched my son grow with Sensei Tim over the last 10 years. He has been such a positive influence and couldn't imagine having any other instructor. Empower Martial Arts is like family!
Fitnessman July 03, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Anytime Fitness in Yorkville is great. Staff, other members and trainers are cool. The owners do care and the place has a great feel and is the cleanest I have ever seen. Check it out
Shelly Duke July 03, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Empower Martial Arts!!!!!! Sensei Tim is ABSOLUTELY Wonderful!!!!! He truly cares for everyone in all of his classes. My son and daughter are in his martial arts classes and have learned so much over the past 8 months. They love going to their classes and adore Tim. Not only are you taught Martial Arts, you are also taught respect for yourself, others, AND to use martial arts as a means of self-defense. If your child is shy and/or has poor self esteem, he/she will not be after Tim's classes. It is nice to see all the children grow there.
Bob Allen July 03, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Truth Training Systems at 420 Rt 34 Plano, IL. Specializing in MMA, Jiu Jitsu, Indoor Cycling and Group Fitness Classes. You get strong and get ready.
Paula July 03, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Empower Martial Arts and Fitness is the best in Yorkville - by far! It is perfect for men and women, and also for families with kids of all ages. We work hard, but have fun and everyone is treated like family. I drive many miles to go there because no other workout facility can compare. The owner and instructor, Tim Rochford has many years of experience in fitness and marial arts. He is a proven sucess in teaching correct and safe methods to workout and get fit. Participating in his programs not only challenges a person, but also allows them to be both physically and mentally stronger and more confident. He lives up to the name of his school by ensuring all who participate leave feeling Empowered!
Kelsey July 03, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Empower marital arts and fitness is the best gym in Yorkville! Every time I go I always feel like family! Everyone is so nice! I gained confidence in what I do and I also lost 15 pounds in less than four months! Sensi Tim is a wonderful teacher and only want the best for us. He pushes us to place we though we could never go! We always work hard and do the best we can do! I tried alot of places before I found empower but empower was the best by far I learned so much in one class than I did in a week with the other ones! Empower is the best gym in Yorkville by far!
Susie July 06, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Jazzercise! Great owner Mary Buettner! Wonderful instructors, great people dancing to great music! Leave every class with a laugh! We always have a great time jazzercising!
Diane Arnold July 06, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Jazzercise is a complete workout. Start out dancing to current music of all types and move into strength training. Great music, make friends, it fits every fitness level and tons of fun. Mary and the rest of the team are very welcoming.
A M July 06, 2012 at 03:37 AM
Jazzercise is my workout of choice.. Cardio and srength training in 1 hour.. Fun music, fun people, great workout throughout. IMary and the other instructors do make you feel at ease, no intimidation here, all fitness levels, and all ages.
Mary Ann July 06, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Mary Ann Yorkville's best work out spot for me is Jazzercise. Cardio and strength training to current music makes exercising fun, Experienced instructors for all ages & skill levels.
Kirk Paulding July 06, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Empower Martial Arts.....clearly. Tim Rochford is a true craftsman AND an extraordinary teacher. In the six plus years my daughter has attended Sensei Tim's karate classes, her athleticism and confidence have soared. She is now a first degree black belt and helps teach some of the kids classes. Tim you rock!
Mel July 06, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Bare Bones Crossfit...It's fun, tough and by far the best community of people and instructors I've ever come across. If you want a true full fitness workout that is different every day along with dietary help please stop by and check it out. I started a month ago and I'm already hooked. Results...I went from a couch potato unable to run 400 meters 6 weeks ago to running 2 miles this week non stop. I'm so proud of myself and I feel great. My husband has lost 70-80 pounds in a year and he's ripped. It's truly AMAZING!! They also have a kids program as well...Great for the whole family!! :-)
Salle Rorie July 06, 2012 at 12:07 PM
JAZZERCISE of Yorkville is the BEST! Who knew working out could be so much FUN!! Great music, fun dance moves and great people make it the Best!! You have so much fun you don't even realize you are burning calories!!
Vicki Chuffo July 06, 2012 at 12:20 PM
JAZZERCISE of Yorkville is the best workout place in Yorkville. I have been Jazzercising for 10 years and it is the best 60 minute workout you can do. It balances cardio with strength training in a fast pace music driven 60 minutes. The workout is great but the friendships you make are the reason to stay. Owner Mary Buettner is a great leader and all around great person. All the instructors make working out a fun and rewarding experience.
Kathy D. July 06, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Jazzercise of Yorkville is a fantastic experience! You can tailor all the workouts to your own abilities. The workouts are all set to music, and the songs and routines change to keep you stimulated. The best part about Jazzercise is the people - the Owner, Mary Buettner, is always smiling. She and the other wonderful instructors always set the tone for a friendly and upbeat environment to workout in. There are many friends to be made at Jazzercise and I'm thankful to be a part of the Jazzzercise of Yorkville family! Give it a try...you'll love it, too!
Christine McFarlane July 06, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Jazzercise is the one!! It is a great 60 minute workout that incorporates fun music and dance steps. Come try it out. You won't regret it. Owner, Mary will make you feel welcome as will all the participants.
Cindy Rogers July 06, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Cindy R Jazzercise is the best. It is fun and you get cardio and strength training in 60 minutes. Lots of laughing and you make many new friends.
Rebecca Monrean July 07, 2012 at 12:07 AM
It has to be Jazzercise! The instructors are great sources of encouragement to truly make the most of the time we are there for a good workout in a fun environment. There is no intimidation factor, it's fun, filled with laughs and a common goal for all participants...to do something healthy while having a good time. And the owner, Mary, is a humble leader with a great heart for all of us who participate!
Shawna Cooper Ferrell July 07, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Jazzercise of Yorkville! Great 1hr workout that includes a warm up, cardio, strength training and stretching, set to today's popular music. It is truly a fun and enjoyable workout. Mary Buettner, the owner and all of the instructors are extremely friendly and encouraging!
Bonnie Cooper July 07, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Bonnie C It’s Jazzercise! Wonderful instructors who always make you feel welcome, comfortable, and put you at ease. It is the best place to laugh, have fun, and exercise all at the same time, and it is great to have so many Jazzercise friends. The owner, Mary Buettner is the best!
Jazz Student July 07, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Jazzercise!! For 24 years it has been my choice for fitness, friends and fun! Mary Buettner and her Yorkville team, Natalie, Diane and Carla, never fail to lift my mood and make me smile!
Sandy July 07, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Jazzercize is the best! You can fit in strength training and cardio in an hour. Body sculpting two days a week adds to the total workout. Even someone with no coordination, like myself!, will find themselves dancing and sweating and having a great time at the same time.
Kathy B July 07, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Jazzercise is the best all around fitness class in Yorkville. It is a lot of fun but also an excellent workout. You can tailor the workout to whatever your fitness level. We have fun, sweat and laugh. You will feel welcome!
Britnee K July 07, 2012 at 06:10 PM
I always was that person that dreaded working out but that was until I joined Jazzercise. I was hesitant to join but after the first class I instantly loved working out and all the great people. The instructors and the people are very welcoming and so nice! I never thought I would be able to say that I love working out, and that's the great feeling you get with Jazzercise!
Jen Slepicka July 08, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Anytime Fitness. I can work out on holidays (which I do). It's nice to have a gym that is clean, friendly, and never closes. The owners make you feel like family.
Nancy J July 09, 2012 at 01:20 AM
I fell in love with Jazzercise the first time I took class and that was over thirty years ago. I even taught for several years. Satisfied my need to dance (to fun music), get strength training and put a smile where a grumpy face had been. (four kids will do that!) Can't picture my life without it!
Natalie July 09, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Jazzercise for sure! There are people of all ages in class, the workout is fun and I can say from experience- effective. Ditch those 80's thoughts you have in your head and come try a class. You'll have a blast!
Julie Schmudde DePatie July 09, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Looking to improve endurance, muscle tone, immunity and lose weight? Well then Jazzercise is the ticket! Jazzercise uses muscle-targeting choreographed moves set to today's newest, funnest music. Definitely a workout that keeps you coming back for more!
CJ July 09, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Anytime Fitness!
Jillian Duchnowski July 11, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. The nomination period is over; voting will begin July 23.


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